News from Manchester Memorial Elementary School!
December 11, 2015
Pathways for Children Toy Drive
Lost and Found
Please stop by to see if your child has any items in the Lost and Found. Everything that is still here when school closes for the holiday break will be donated to charity.
Book Drive Donations
Thank you for all your support throughout the school year. We wish everyone a very healthy and happy holiday season.
Have a great weekend,
18 - 9:00 AM All-school Winter Concert @ MMES
22- Chorus/Band Winter Concert @ MERMHS - 7PM
23 - Noon dismissal for Winter Recess
4 - Students return from Winter Recess
4 - Bradford Ski Program
29 - Grade 4 to Cape Ann Symphony at MERMHS Auditorium
Possible Playground Addition?!?!?!?
for their children. Kindly, a woman named Hailey Granger thought of and idea for Memorial school, to donate toys for families in need. Pathways for children announced an annual holiday store. It ends on December 17th. Pathways program partners with over 30 local businesses and over 1,000 toys to families enroll to the Pathways programs. If you are willing to donate. This toy drive is very unique because donations stay in our community meaning that neighbors are really supporting neighbors. From the donated toys, parents are able to chose of what their kids like. Not every student needs to give a toy, but imagine if we did? Wow, we could make a lot of children happy. Please don't bring in used toys like old stuffed animals. In this project kids of all ages from a
baby to a college student will be receiving toys or gifts. Anything is good to donate. For example, a stuffed animal, a gift card, a book, socks, baby rattle, and many more items will be good, as long as it is new. These people who you will be donating to
might not get a gift during the holiday season but Memorial can make a difference. When the kids wake up they will have a surprise waiting for them. In the front of our school there will be a big decorative bin to put all your donated toys. If you donate a
toy we can make a difference in holidays for families in need. It would be so generous to donate a toy, remember December is a time for giving.
-Submitted By Grade 5 Student Ambassadors
A portion of the books that are collected will be donated to Family Island Book Initiative, which is a non-profit organization that brings books and reading education to the island of Exuma, Bahamas.
Announcements from our Friends
Additional Grade 5 Fundraisers:
The Class of 2023 will receive 13% of all Shutterfly and Tiny Prints orders placed using this link: http://classof2023.shutterflystorefront.com. Please share with friends and family! Promotional codes/coupons will work on the site; it’s just like accessing Amazon using the AmazonSmile program.
Gift Cards for Holiday Giving or Everyday Purchases
Perfect for class gifts, teacher gifts, and birthday parties, OR stock up on cards for stores, restaurants and other places you regularly patronize. There are no activation fees. Percentages earned by the Class of 2023 vary by card; for details, see the extensive list of 125+ vendors. Download the order form at http://www.mmpto.org/#!5th-grade-gift-cards/vl9h0, and please share with friends and family. Orders are due to your child’s classroom teacher on Friday, December 11, and will be distributed directly to parents following the all-school winter concert on Friday, December 18.
PTO: Tapes for Education
Do you ever shop at Crosby's? We sure do! Please join us, as Manchester Memorial once again participates in the "Tapes for Education" program with Crosby's Market! Simply bring or send your Crosby's register receipts in to school. There is a red Crosby's bin by the office. The PTO will collect and submit them for FREE equipment, such as computers, printers, AV and athletic equipment, for Memorial School. Thank you for participating in this great, easy program!